- Created on 02 January 2013
Military veterans with entrepreneurial dreams will have the chance to win start-up money to open their own businesses through Signal 88 Security's new contest, Operation American Dream: From Battlefield to Boss.
According to a May 2011 study from the Small Business Association Office of Advocacy, veterans are at least 45 percent more likely to take the plunge into entrepreneurship than people with no active-duty military experience.
- Created on 01 January 2013
(FinalCall.com) – The glaring realities facing the Black community's health and well-being are in a state of emergency. Whether it is high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, various forms of cancer or obesity, Blacks in many cases have the unfortunate distinction as the leading sufferers of these health maladies.
Dr. Corey Hebert aims to help tackle these dilemmas via cyberspace, with the launch of BlackHealthTV.com, an online social media and video website geared toward a community overwrought with preventable and treatable ailments and diseases.
- Created on 28 December 2012
The Atlanta NAACP will hold its annual Jubilee Day in observance of the Emancipation Proclamation on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Ben Hill United Methodist Church, 2099 Fairburn Road, SW.
During this celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publishing of the Emancipation Proclamation parishioners will pay tribute to Dr. C. Clayton Powell, a community champion for civil rights.
"Emancipation 2013: Honoring Our Past; Embracing Our Present; Empowering Our Future" is the theme for this year's celebration which is chaired by Dr. Marie Robinson-Metze. The vice chair for the occasion is Rev. Dr. Michael D. Stinson.
The Reverend Dr. Timothy Tee Boddie, former pastor of Atlanta's Friendship Baptist Church is the speaker for Jubilee Day. Previously, Dr. Boddie served 11 years as University Chaplin and Pastor of the Memorial Church at Hampton University in Hampton, Va.
Dr. Boddie is an honor graduate of Morehouse College and holds a master's degree from Stanford University and a doctorate degree from Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Va.
"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to host the Emancipation Proclamation," said Pastor Richard Winn of Ben Hill United Methodist Church. "We invite and encourage all communities of faith to show up and be united as one front for liberation. We commend the Atlanta Branch of the NAACP for their efforts for freedom."
Atlanta NAACP President, Reverend Dr. R. L. White, also weighed in on the celebration.
"It is always a great time to reflect on our history and to celebrate freedom and thank God for another year," said White. "This is not the time to turn away from our past, because if we do, we are setting ourselves up to repeat the same mistakes. We invite everyone to come out and share in the Sesquicentennial Jubilee Day as we celebrate the gains we've made as a people."
For further information, please contact the NAACP local office at 404-756-5447.
- Created on 28 December 2012
Ujima (OO-GEE-MAH) Collective Work and Responsibility reminds us of our obligation to the past, present and future, and that we have a role to play in the community, society, and world.
Ujima is the third day of Kwanzaa. On this day we celebrate working together in the community to help others. For Ujima, we pledge to rebuild our communities and to help our people solve our own problems by working together to do it.
"In opposition to alienation and isolation from others, fostered fear and hatred for political purposes, and a vulgar individualism at the expense of others, the principle of Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) teaches us the necessary and compelling commitment to work together to conceive and build the good community, society and world we want and deserve to live in. And this means cooperatively repairing and renewing the world."- Dr. Maulana Karanga.
- Created on 28 December 2012
Fear, stubbornness, ignorance, procrastination, resignation – for singles or couples longing for love, these are among the deadly sins, according to relationship expert Ernest Quansah.
"These are the psychological traits which singles and many couples use as excuses," says Quansah, author of Do's and Don'ts of Relationships: Nine Steps to a Deeper, Richer Love Relationship, 2nd edition.
"I hear it all the time; singles or married couples say they're not rich enough, or they need to lose weight, or they just don't think they'll find what they want. But I say nothing is perfect, and if you think that you'll only be good enough when you've lost five pounds, or have a nice car or a bigger house, then you will never be 'good enough.'"
Just as people need a plan in order to give themselves a chance with other New Year's resolutions, such as weight loss or a career move, so too is the case with finding permanent love. Quansah says singles and couples need to answer six questions while pursuing love and true happiness:
• What is my goal? For each question, jot down what you are really looking for. Are you looking for a lifelong partner, just a date on Valentine's Day, or for your marriage to work?
• What am I doing to achieve my goal? Striking a balance is important. Doing too much, like spending a lot of money on a new look or being too negative, can be relationship killers because they are not permanent solutions and this makes achieving your goal difficult. If you're act like yourself, you'll be more comfortable and self-confident – and those are attractive qualities!
• What might prevent me from achieving my goal? Fault finding in potential love interest or in a marriage, for example, can hinder the flow of success.
• What methods have not worked for me? Mistakes are to be expected – nobody's perfect. But they should only be acceptable as long as you've learned something from them. Look back and do a review. If you have approached dating or relationship success in ways that keep failing, it is time to change!
• What methods have worked for me? Everybody has qualities that make them good at some things and not so great in other areas. Focus on your strengths; if you have used methods that brought you success in dating or in your marriage, you should use those methods because they will yield result. But do not be afraid to test the waters with new ideas.
• What will it feel like when I succeed? If you cannot envision the taste of success, you may be less motivated to go the extra mile for true love. Think about how nice it would feel to have meaningful companionship, bring someone home to meet the family, and maybe even start a family of your own.